The Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Police Brutality, Human Rights Violations and Associated Additional Judicial Killings, on Friday, ordered a subpoena compelling two officers of the Nigerian Safety and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) to look earlier than it for being allegedly concerned within the killing of 1 Grasp Idris Ajibola on September 15, 2020.
The panel additionally ordered the State Ministry of Justice to supply related paperwork in respect of the petition filed by one Mrs. Oluwatoyin Adetona whose children had been allegedly murdered by Cops in Ilesa, Osun State, in 2016.
DAILY POST recollects that the mother and father of the late Idris Ajibola had approached the panel to hunt justice within the ugly homicide of their son who was allegedly chased to demise by the members of the Joint Activity Power comprising troopers, police, DSS and NSCDC officers.
The deceased alongside two different occupants who had been within the automotive on the day of the incident had been allegedly being chased alongside East-pass Twin Carriage Round Highway, Osogbo, by the Joint Activity Power (JTF) personnel.
It was reported that the automotive of the chased victims swerved off the highway and rammed right into a ditch and crashed resulting in the moment killing of the deceased.
When the case was returned for additional listening to on Friday, the counsel for the petitioner, Barrister Kanmi Ajibola, filed an utility and prayed the panel to order the looks of the 2 recognized NSCDC officers who had been among the many JTF personnel that had been concerned within the incident.
He mentioned the looks of the 2 erring officers would help the investigation and provides help to the prosecution of the case because the petitioner was in a position to determine them by identify.
In his ruling, the Chairman of the Panel, Justice Akin Oladimeji (rtd.) granted the applying and ordered the 2 erring officers -Inspector Jimi Awoniyi and Togun Babatunde -to seem earlier than the panel on March fifth, 2021, the adjourned date.
Justice Oladimeji ordered the instant issuance of subpoena to the 2 officers for them to look earlier than it for defence on the adjourned date.
He mentioned the looks of the 2 officers would give extra credence to the defence of the case and additional strengthen the precept of honest listening to and fairness that has been the hallmarks of the panel.
Justice Oladimeji nevertheless adjourned the case to March fifth, 2020 for additional listening to.
Equally, the panel ordered the Ministry of Justice to supply all the mandatory paperwork concerning the prosecution of the case filed by one Mrs. Oluwatoyin Adetona towards the Police.
Mrs. Adetona approached the panel to hunt redress within the homicide of her two children by Cops in Ilesa.
Adetona had in her petition alleged that two of her youngsters had been killed by cops who drove recklessly at her residence in Ilesa.
She defined that the deceased who had been taking part in within the entrance of their home had been killed by the electrical pole hit by the Police Patrol Car.
The mom of the deceased, who had prayed the panel to prevail on the police to fish out the killers of her children, mentioned she was not satisfied that the erring officers had been dropped at justice as claimed by the police authority.
Ruling within the case, Justice Oladimeji ordered the Ministry of Justice to supply all the mandatory paperwork in respect of the case to reinforce clean prosecution simply as he ordered the Police authority to supply related paperwork to substantiate the standing of the alleged officers if really they’ve been dismissed by the police.
The panel disclosed that it had concluded 21 instances out of the 34 instances earlier than it.
Based on the panel, 10 instances out of the finalised 21 instances are awaiting last suggestion to the federal government whereas the remaining 11 had been struck out on the premise of various irregularities.
The panel additional revealed that 13 instances had reached totally different prosecution levels simply because it reiterated its dedication to meting out justice earlier than the stipulated time allotted to it.
The instances heard by the panel on Friday had been: OS/JPIPB/08/2020 Chief Adegboyega Agbaje & 1OR versus Osun State Commissioner of Police; OS/JPIPB/12/2020 Alhaji Dele Nafiu versus Osun State Commissioner of Police; OS/JPIPB/27/2020 Mr. Ibrahim Olagoke versus Osun State Commissioner of Police; OS/JPIPB/01/2020 Alhaji Ayo Dauda Adigun & 1OR versus Osun State Commissioner of Police; OS/JPIPB/11/2020 Mr. Kehinde Ajibola versus Osun State Commissioner of Police.
Others had been: OS/JPIPB/28/2020 Mrs. Oluwatoyin Adetona versus Osun State Commissioner of Police; OS/JPIPB/31/2020 Good Governance and Management Evaluation Initiative versus Osun State Commissioner of Police; to and OS/JPIPB/32/2020 Dr. Muyiwa Oladimeji versus Osun State Commissioner of Police